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2017 Acura ILX vs. 2017 Nissan Maxima Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Acura ILX than in the Nissan Maxima, due to the Acura ILX's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura ILX.

Convenience
The Nissan Maxima requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Acura ILX, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura ILX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Maxima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura ILX will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
Since the Acura ILX is much slimmer than the Nissan Maxima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura ILX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Maxima.

Drivetrain
The Acura ILX has much less torque than the Nissan Maxima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura ILX is significantly less powerful than the Nissan Maxima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura ILX and the Nissan Maxima. The Acura ILX has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Maxima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura ILX than that of the Nissan Maxima.

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2017 Acura
ILX

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MSRP*: $27,990 - $34,980

2017 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $32,610 - $40,340
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City MPG: 25 21
Highway MPG: 35 N/A
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $26,597 - $33,219 $30,447 - $37,652

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.